Google Arts & Culture

Google Arts & Culture

By Google LLC

  • Category: Entertainment
  • Release Date: 2015-12-01
  • Current Version: 7.9.14
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 110.41 MB
  • Developer: Google LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 4.68747
4.68747
From 133,651 Ratings

Description

Are you curious about what Van Gogh’s Starry Night looks like up close? Or the difference between modern and contemporary art? Would you like to wander round a museum halfway across the world? With Google Arts & Culture you can visit top exhibits, zoom in on artworks in mind-blowing detail and browse thousands of stories, photos, videos, and manuscripts. Be your own curator by finding your favorites, creating your own collections and sharing them with friends. Travel anywhere with tours of iconic sites, famous buildings and natural wonders, on your screen or in VR. Learn something new everyday. Google Arts & Culture has collaborated with over 1,200 museums, galleries and institutions in 70 countries to make their exhibits available for everyone online. Start exploring, now. Features: • Zoom views - Experience every detail of the world’s greatest treasures • Virtual Reality - Grab your Google Cardboard viewer and immerse yourself in arts and culture • Browse by time and color - Explore artworks by filtering them by color or time period • Virtual tours - Step inside the most famous museums in the world and visit iconic landmarks • Personal collection - Save your favorite artworks and share your collections with friends and students • Nearby - Find museums and cultural events around you • Exhibits - Take guided tours curated by experts • Daily digest - Learn something new every time you open the app • Art Recognizer - When visiting a museum you can now point your device camera at artworks to learn more about them, even when offline (at select museums) • Notifications - Subscribe to receive updates about the top arts & culture stories • Translate - Use the translate button to read exhibits from around the world in your language Permissions Notice • Location: Needed to recommend cultural sites and events based on your current location • Camera: Needed to recognize artworks and provide related information about them

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Reviews

  • Omg I love this app!

    5
    By HRS5165
    It always brightens my day. So much to learn and explore. I love it and always forget about it but once I open the app I’m in heaven. I love that you can save favorite articles or pictures. There are so many ways to appreciate art within the app so it can fit any need or style of learning and enjoyment. It’s endless! I feel like I never have enough time to browse but there’s constant information so I don’t feel like I missed out on anything, it just keeps coming. Love it!!
  • Weird to get around

    2
    By That's Game.
    Such a weird app to navigate, I find myself hitting the home button after a search because there is no back button, and then having to type in my search again to get back to where I was. The content looks decent but too cumbersome for me, the UI needs work.
  • None of the features work correctly

    1
    By chef_nyc
    None of the AR based features work correctly. It would be better if google focused on their search engine instead of making half baked apps.
  • Great app, only one thing

    4
    By Maester Pycelle
    Great. I only wish I could swipe through my favorites rather than clicking, backing out, and clicking again. Also, it would be nice to have different options for organizing my favorited works—by medium, time period, etc., or even reversing the order— rather than having to always scroll through them from my most recent to the earliest that I favorited; once you gather a decent number, it’s very tedious to navigate them always in the exact same order.
  • Doesn’t work on iPad Mini 2 - iOS 12.4.4.

    1
    By Robostan
    According to the App Store, this should work on my iPad mini, but it does not. I tried two different experiences: Visiting the leaning tower of Pisa and taking a tour of a park in France. In both cases, the app would constantly hang after the first slide and would state that an error occurred and it was reloading. After a few minutes of this I quit the app and tried starting again, but same result. I also noticed that there are two icons for my account on the upper right and I suspect there should only be one. Too bad. Looks like an interesting app.
  • A great contribution

    5
    By Wenyuan Leon
    This app is in itself an art work of Google. Google has bridged the gap between me and the stock of art knowledge.
  • Web browser in a shell

    1
    By yeyebbcnicknamecantbetaken
    Interaction experience the same bad as its website. If you long press a card you can even see Safari link preview pop up. If you visit the website in Safari, it automatically jumps to app, which is just the same web browser. Why install it in the first place if it’s just a web browser in a shell?
  • Amazing

    5
    By The Mina Lisa
    So appreciative that this app exists. What generosity that Google even created this, to have this accessibility to art without leaving your home. And they way in which they present it isn’t just “here’s some art, look at it”, you can project masterpieces with your phone on to your own wall, get into sometimes hidden detail of what makes Rembrandt a genius, take virtual tours of the Prada! Almost a crime if you don’t use it.
  • A great potential unrealized

    2
    By Reflect101
    So broad and comprehensive it is unusable; you might as well use the internet. If you want specificity, like favorite paintings by favorite artists, Pinterest is more functional. The only competitive advantage this has is geographic locations. Let’s say I want to revisit the Louvre, well this works well for museum tours. Hundreds of thousands of items and articles presumes you have infinite time and no plan. If you like to meander endlessly without goal or outcome, other than killing time, than this is for you. If you want to create order and structure out of your artistic preferences and explore undiscovered items similar to what you love, skip this app. I am going to give it another week and then either delete it or revise the review. Let’s see.
  • Surprise this app was developed by Google

    1
    By Jemenay
    I appreciate the effort but sometimes waiting a little bit longer to release a complete app is better than and early release of a mediocre app. I hate this thing, I know is free but I have seem better free apps than this thing from Google. Come on guys I know you can do better than this crap!

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